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CAMP’s Annual Technical Meeting Featured Two Speakers

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Photo 1.  From left: Clarkson University Provost Thomas Young, Distinguished University Professor/CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Keynote Speaker Paul Tolley (President & CEO, Infotonics) and Clarkson University President Anthony Collins.



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Photo 2.   From left:  Professor Egon Matijevic (the Victor K. LaMer Chair of Colloid and Surface Science at Clarkson University), Distinguished University Professor/CAMP Director S.V. Babu, Keynote Speaker Robert Taylor (the Director of Strategic Research & Technology Development, Lockheed Martin MS2), and Clarkson University Provost Thomas Young.

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CAMP Annual Technical Meeting


CAMP’s Annual Technical Meeting was held May 13 - 15, 2009, at the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York.  It included representatives of Industry, University, and New York State Economic Development Organizations.  The keynote speakers were Paul Tolley (President & CEO, Infotonics) and Robert Taylor (Director of Strategic Research & Technology Development, Lockheed Martin MS2).  In addition, NYSTAR’s Director of University Relations, Jim Roberts, gave a short presentation. This very successful meeting was well attended and had many excellent poster presentations on CAMP research. Details of the meeting will be included in CAMP’s Annual Report (September 2009) Newsletter.




CAMP Receives Funding for Development of PV Systems

A group of over 20 CAMP faculty members led by Distinguished University Professor/CAMP Director S.V. Babu  received $1,512, 000 from the Army Research Office (ARO) to develop efficient and robust organic, inorganic and hybrid photovoltaic systems utilizing their expertise in synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and systems. A significant portion of the group’s collective expertise in this area was created while working on other ARO supported projects on nanocomposite self-healing materials, ultra hydrophobic coatings and smart sensors for soldier protection. CAMP intends to partner with various NY State businesses that have similar interests and expertise.